QuickTip–Delay Functionality In Windows Snipping Tool

In current versions of Windows the venerable snipping tool (snippingtool.exe) has been updated with improved functionality. Windows 7 Snipping Tool This is the Snipping Tool from a Windows 7 lab machine: Clicking on Options we see:   Windows 10 Snipping Tool The below were taken from my Windows 10 build 1803 machine. Note that there…

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Mail Not Flowing From Office 365 To On-Premises Exchange Server

This is a repro of a customer reported issue where they were having issues sending email from Office 365 to on-premises Exchange servers.  Apparently this had been working previously with no issues, then mailflow started to have problems.  Some email was flowing from Office 365, but some was delayed or not delivered at all. There…

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Get-AdfsProperties Error ADMIN0120

The below is an issue which caused this week’s customer a little stress.  They wanted to review the current AD FS configuration, but were not able to successfully run the Get-AdfsPropeties cmdlet. The Get-AdfsProperties cmdlet would generate the error below. For make most glorious benefit of search engines: Get-AdfsProperties : ADMIN0120: The client is not…

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QuickTip – Windows Emoji Keyboard Shortcut

Since today is World Emoji Day, the below tip is rather relevant! Did you know that Windows now has a keyboard shortcut built in to allow to access emojis? Windows key and period / full stop * or Windows key and colon   This will function across multiple applications and is not limited to Skype…

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Connect to AD FS 2016 WID Using SQL Server Management Studio

As part of troubleshooting a recent Windows Server 2016 AD FS issue, I wanted to take a look at the database using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).  In order to successfully connect there are a couple of gotchas to note as the database used was the Windows Internal Database (WID).  This is the default AD…

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